The Spanish braking component specialist Galfer, world leader in the production of brake discs and pads for the two-wheel world, has developed the new ø300 mm front “Disc Wave®” FLSX (Floating Extra Oversize) brake discs, which will be used at Dakar 2024 by Lorenzo Santolino and Rui Gonçalves of the Sherco TVS Racing team.
These new discs join Galfer’s range of brake products, which now includes the “Disc Wave®” FLSX for rally raid motorcycles. Specifically, Galfer has designed and developed two new ø300 mm floating front discs for KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, Sherco and Yamaha rally raid motorcycle models. The RRP for these front discs is €149 + VAT.
To complement the new front brake discs, Galfer is offering two sintered metal brake pad compounds, G1396 (Sinter Standard) and G1396R (Sinter Racing), which sell for €26.50 and €39.50 per set, respectively.
For the rear axle, Galfer offers a selection of fixed discs with different features for different conditions:
– Disc Wave® W: increased braking power with a lighter weight, with a RRP of €72 + VAT
– Disc Wave® solid WLL: specifically for extreme muddy conditions, with a RRP of €89 + VAT
– Disc Wave® grooved RW: greater braking power and versatility for all conditions (wet and dry), with a RRP of €129 + VAT
– Disc Shark® HW: better cooling, ideal for dry conditions with high temperatures, with a RRP of €125 + VAT
GALFER AND THE SHERCO TVS TEAM TOGETHER AT DAKAR 2024
In 2023, Galfer and the Sherco TVS Racing Factory team signed an agreement allowing their riders to use the Spanish brand’s new brake products. In 2023, Lorenzo Santolino, Rui Gonçalves and Harith Noah used Galfer’s brake products for their 450cc Sherco rally bikes in demanding races such as the Morocco Desert Challenge, the TransAnatolia and the Rally du Maroc.
The next and biggest challenge will be the Dakar Rally 2024, which will be held in Saudi Arabia from 5 to 19 January 2024, and where Galfer’s brake components will play a crucial role in the world’s toughest and most important race. The 46th edition of the Dakar Rally covers a route of 7,891 km −including 4,727 km of timed specials− divided into 13 stages.
The team will consist of 11 people in total and their goal is to be inside the Top 5 in the stages and inside the Top 10 in the overall classification.